Students of TU Delft can verify and share their online credentials with their OpenCert digital certificates
As part of the initiative by the Partners for International Business Programme (PIB) between the Netherlands and Singapore, local digital credentials company Accredify has partnered with the online education branch of the Dutch university Delft University of Technology to issue blockchain-listed academic certificates on the Ethereum blockchain.
With a goal to provide learners with continued education online, the TU Delft Extension School for Continuing Education has a range of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that caters to learners around the world, or advanced online academic courses that support the upskilling and career path of lifelong learners and working professionals.
Upon completion of the courses, Accredify will create a unique hash for individual certificates before publishing it to the Ethereum network. The advantage of the blockchain-certified certificate is twofold – users can check the details of the certificate such as its validity or date of issue, and the documents can be easily shared on social platforms or with potential employers.
While Accredify have worked with local universities and government agencies to issue digital certificates, this is their first partnership with an academic institute in Europe. Accredify’s CEO Quah Zheng Wei states that “As lifelong learning opportunities continue to flourish, we want to make sure learners of today can have access to educational records that last a lifetime. Through this partnership, we hope to normalise digitally verifiable certificates not just in the Netherlands and Singapore, but around the world.”
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